The law of joint responsibility of Metropolitan Sheptytsky
In March 1934, he appealed with his pastoral message to his clergy with the very vivid title, "Who is guilty?"
The Metropolitan meditated on what causes "God's disgrace." He thought about the functioning of all humanity as one very close community: "There is a law, maybe quite mysterious, about which we cannot doubt: the law of the solidarity of the whole of mankind.
In some sense, and to some extent, we, the people, are so connected with each other that one for all, and all for one are responsible; the merits of one are accounted to all and the sins of each are death and evil for all.